DSWD apologizes, reiterates policy on the use of social media platforms to employees

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) addressed that it has reiterated its policy on the use of the agency’s social media platform to all its employees following the incident where the account was used to share and like posts related to Korean boy group BtoB, content which is obviously outside the agency’s mandate.

The screenshots showed that a social media employee from DSWD shared and liked posts from Twitter page BTOBStory, a fan page of the group. One of the snapshots showed a photo of one the band’s members and the other one showed a video clip of the septet appearing on a show in South Korea.

Kpop boy band BTOB or Born to Beat is composed of seven members Yook Sungjae, Lee Minhyuk, Jung II-hoon, Peniel Shin, Seo Eunkwang, Im Hyun-sik and Lee Chang-sub.

Moreover, the Department expressed its apologies for this unfortunate incident and has already called the attention of the concerned employee.

DSWD assures the public that such incident will not be repeated and the agency’s social media accounts will be used for its sole purpose of promoting and advocating the Department’s programs and services.

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